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Hot Hits

Matthew Bourne's New Adventures: Swan Lake

The Kennedy Center
Jan. 21 – 26
Matthew Bourne brings his breakout international hit to the Kennedy Center for the first time.

Bowie Symphonic: Blackstar

Strathmore
Sat. Feb 15
Tribute to the late David Bowie.

Maz Jobrani

The Kennedy Center
Fri. Jan 31
Iranian American comedian and actor Maz Jobrani returns to the Kennedy Center.

National Archives Sleepover

National Archives
Sat. Feb 1
A night of adventure awaits at the National Archives!

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Folger Theatre
Jan. 22 – Mar. 1
Shakespeare’s delightful comedy on love, money, deception, and the power of women. Directed by Aaron Posner.

The National Ballet of Canada: The Sleeping Beauty

The Kennedy Center
Jan. 30 – Feb. 2
A colorful pageant danced to Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous music.

Jake Shimabukuro

Strathmore
Thu. Feb 13
Hawaii-born Shimabukuro melds elements of pop and jazz into his passionate performances, emoting pure joy with virtuosic flair.

Gun & Powder

Signature Theatre
Jan. 28 – Feb. 23
Two light-skinned African-American women who passed themselves as White to become notorious outlaws in the Wild West.

Manual Cinema: No Blue Memories, The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks

Strathmore
Fri. Jan 24
Manual Cinema tells her story through shadow puppetry, silhouetted actors, and live music.

Washington Performing Arts: Budapest Festival Orchestra

Strathmore
Fri. Feb 21
Under the baton of former NSO principal conductor Iván Fischer.

Easy Women Smoking Loose Cigarettes

Signature Theatre
Feb. 18 – Mar. 29
Firecracker play that takes the dysfunction, puts it back in the family, then gives it a hilarious - and subversive - stir.

Washington Performing Arts: Kian Soltani

The Kennedy Center
Wed. Jan 22
He joins acclaimed pianist Julio Elizalde for a program that ranges from Beethoven’s spirited fifth cello sonata to Arvo Pärt’s mesmerizing Fratres.

Spotlights

Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's Tale

Folger Theatre
Mon. Jan 27

Riffs and Relations: Terrance Hayes

The Phillips Collection
Thu. Apr 23

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

The Kennedy Center
Feb. 4 – 9

Motherhood Redux: Camille Dungy, Tina Chang, and Beth Ann Fennelly

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Mar 11

NSO: Dvořák's Cello Concerto

The Kennedy Center
Feb. 6 – 9

NSO Pops: Megan Hilty and Cheyenne Jackson

The Kennedy Center
Feb. 13 – 15

Broadway Center Stage: Next to Normal

The Kennedy Center
Jan. 29 – Feb. 2

American Ballet Theatre: Giselle

The Kennedy Center
Feb. 11 – 16

Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote

National Archives
Thru Jan. 3, 2021
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